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How to Treat Varicose Veins in Melbourne

Vein Care proudly offers scientifically proven vein treatments in Melbourne to remove varicose veins and help patients who feel self-conscious and/or uncomfortable with their veins and overall appearance. When it comes to treatment for varicose veins, it makes sense to choose a leading provider of varicose vein treatments in Melbourne, and you can rest assured our knowledgeable vein doctors are highly experienced in getting rid of varicose veins.

The three common visible vein conditions – spider veins, reticular veins, and varicose veins – all have their own unique treatment options and nowadays, non-surgical techniques have largely replaced surgery.

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Available treatments for varicose veins in Melbourne

Browse some of our available treatment options at Vein Care – one of Melbourne’s pioneers for new technology, dedicated to providing the best vein treatments to our patients.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Choosing how to get rid of varicose veins depends on each patient’s personal preferences, family history, and the severity of the varicose veins. Possible treatments for varicose veins at Vein Care clinics include several minimally invasive options, such as:

 

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Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy

These two vein removals are very similar, differing only in the type of veins they are used to treat. Sclerotherapy is often used for varicose vein removal, whereas microsclerotherapy is preferred for spider veins. Both are similar procedures in which a solution injected into the problem veins cleanses the affected area and collapses the vein walls to seal them.

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Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS)

UGS is another variation of common sclerotherapy treatment that uses ultrasound for more efficient treatment of abnormal veins. It is often used to treat varicose veins, with the main difference between it and normal sclerotherapy being that the ultrasound guide enhances the accuracy of the process.

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Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)

This procedure replaces the surgical “stripping” procedure and uses a laser fibre device to treat large varicose veins. EVLT is often combined with other procedures for maximum benefit.

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy mainly targets visibly bulging veins. It often complements sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and endovenous laser treatments. This vein treatment involves marking the visible dilated veins and then anaesthetising them with a local anaesthetic. The veins are pulled with a special hook. Stitches are generally not required.

Self-Care: Varicose Veins Home Treatments

The varicose veins home treatments that can be used to treat varicose vein symptoms at home include:

  • Wear compression stockings to minimise swelling and support
  • circulation
  • Follow a low-salt diet to prevent swelling from water retention
  • Stay active for better circulation – try to avoid long periods of sitting or standing
  • Prioritise weight management so excess weight doesn’t add pressure to the legs
  • Eat healthily and take supplements to soothe aching legs

Surgical Treatment

In some cases, varicose vein surgery is the best treatment plan over non-invasive varicose veins treatment. Traditional surgical treatment options include surgical stripping, the traditional method of removing an entire vein from the leg, and phlebectomy, which is the process of removing the branches of the vein.

Compare Treatments for Varicose Veins in Melbourne

Explore the similarities and differences of available varicose veins treatment options at Vein Care.

 

  Sclerotherapy  Microsclerotherapy  Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)  Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)  Ambulatory Phlebectomy 
Best for  Varicose vein removal  Tiny spider veins  Varicose and abnormal veins  Large varicose veins  Visibly bulging veins 
Involves  A detergent solution is injected via micro-needle directly into the affected vein, causing the vein wall to collapse before being dissolved and absorbed.  A detergent solution is injected via micro-needle directly into the affected vein, causing the vein wall to collapse before being dissolved and absorbed.  Uses an ultrasound tool to guide the injection of a special solution into the affected veins to collapse the vein wall.   Combines both ultrasound and laser technology to optimise varicose vein removal.  Involves tiny incisions on the skin, and the vein is pulled out with special hooks.  
Anaesthetic  No anaesthetic  No anaesthetic  No anaesthetic  Local anaesthetic for the affected area  Local anaesthetic for the affected area 
Time  30 minutes  30 minutes  30 minutes to 1 hour  1.5 hours  45 to 60 minutes 
Frequency  Multiple treatments may be required based on severity  Multiple treatments may be required based on severity  Multiple treatments may be required based on severity  Highly effective in one treatment  Highly effective in one treatment 
Side effects  Minor adverse reaction at injection site, minimised by local pressure  Minor adverse reaction at injection site, minimised by local pressure  Mild discolouration and tenderness  Minimal discomfort  Minimal discomfort 
Results  2-3 weeks  2-3 weeks  3-6 weeks  2-3 weeks  3-4 weeks 

If you’re interested in how to treat varicose veins or in surgery for getting rid of varicose veins, contact the specialists at Vein Care to discuss the right options for you.